Olympus Aviation Academy is founded and operated by veteran air force and civil aviation Flight Instructors, following the highest of EUROPEAN CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY/EASA standards. Olympus Aviation Academy provides professional pilot training, at all levels, from 0 to ATPL (Air Transport Pilot Licence). The academy maintains a high degree of discipline, necessary for building a future aviators’ skills and character.

Pay as you Fly – No risk While many advertise the “pay as you fly” idea, at Olympus Aviation Academy it's absolutely true!

High-Quality Training All training flights are personally supervised by the Head of Training in order to ensure high-quality training.

E-Learning The entire study material available online for both residential and distance learning students. You may study from home, even before your arrival!

International airport As a student of Olympus Aviation Academy, you are trained in the second largest airport of Greece (not in small or military airports, with many restrictions, which may result in delayed training).

Become Professional Pilot in only 12 months Your time is valuable, so don’t waste it in flight schools with slow training.

International Hour Building Advanced training student pilots and Hour Builders have the opportunity to visit and be trained in more than 50 airports and airfields around the Greek mainland and islands (eg. Mykonos, Santorini, Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Kos, Zakynthos(Zante), Skiathos, Mytilene and in many other European airports, either for VFR or IFR approaches.

Free Aerobatic Training The only certified flight academy for aerobatic training in Southern Europe. During your hour building, you will be trained to execute aerobatic maneuvers!

Experienced staff You are taught by highly qualified tutors with many years of flight and training experience, (air force and airlines) to make your course enjoyable and rewarding.

GUARANTEED PRICE In Olympus Aviation Academy we understand that pilot training is expensive. Hidden fees will result in a student out of his budget. We guarantee that there are no hidden fees.

Certified Fleet

  • Cessna 152 Aerobat
  • Cessna 172 Diesel
  • Cessna 152 Long Range Tanks
  • Seneca III / PA-34

All airplanes are certified for IFR training and of course, the fleet is expanding, to meet the students’ needs.

Why OAA?

Choosing the right Flight School: The choice of the right training school is the first step on your way to becoming a competent Private or Professional Pilot and the most important decision you will make. There is no casual approach to learning to fly. A successful flying career is only possible by obtaining the best training during the formative hours of aviation training. The core objective of OAA is to provide the best possible foundation for student pilots from day one. We make no shortcuts and we leave nothing to chance. “Flying is an art and the art of flying is being taught and learned by the right staff.”

Great Instructional Experience: With over 34 years of experience as an Air Force pilot, civilian pilot, Flight Instructor, Flight Instructor’s Instructor, Flight examiner, with a total of 13300 hrs flight time, consisting of 3800 air force hrs, 9250 civilian hrs and 250 seaplane hrs, is considered as one of the best Flight Instructors in Greece. Exemplified solid teaching and instructional abilities in a highly demanding air force and commercial environment, through execution of syllabus design, management, and revision for entry-level pilots, while providing effectual training courses, PPL, from 0 to ATPL (Air Transport Pilot Licence), MCC, supervision and assessment in four Flight Training Organizations (FTOs/ ATOs) according to JAA/EASA regulations. Successfully trained more than 280 private and professional pilots.

Flight Safety: OAA’s main goal is to provide Professional Training according to Part FCL / EASA regulations of flight safety and standards of maintenance. OAA utilizes only fully certified by EASA and HCAA of Greece, aircrafts.

Training Experience: Olympus Aviation Academy is an Approved JAA/EASA Training Organisation ATO GR 123, in Thessaloniki/Greece, under the authorization of Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA). Olympus Aviation Academy is established by Professional pilots from the Air Force and Civil Aviation industry with thousands flying hours and great experience in training process. Ground Instructors have proven specialized skills and long-time experience in aviation.

Excellent Weather: The excellent weather conditions in Thessaloniki enable us to deliver uninterrupted training all year long, without wasting precious time and money. In summer, high temperatures here are usually between 27 and 33 degrees Celsius, although they sometimes climb higher. In the fall and winter months, nights are significantly cooler, and normal daytime high temperatures are between 21 and 25 degrees Celsius.

In only 12 months: In Olympus Aviation Academy the average time required to complete the Zero to ATPL course is 12 – 14 months, including all Training and Exams.

Hospitality: At OAA you will be personally guided through each stage of your training program, in an hospitable environment from the first introductory flight to all the way through to the day you receive your completion of a certificate on the relative licence.

Programs taught in:
  • English (US)

This school also offers:


Olympus Aviation Academy

Valid ICAO CPL/IR/MEP ... [+]

Students for this course must have a pilot's licence. Pre Requirements: Valid ICAO CPL/IR/MEP EASA Medical (class 1) Certificate At least one X-country trip 300 NM

Theoretical Training / e - Distance learning program for CPL/ATPL licenced :

Advanced e-Learning online program via OAA web site 13500 questions for 14 subjects of Oxford books 56 progress tests selected by an automatic program according to HCAA exams 14 Final tests one progress test equals for 12 hrs reading time 650 hrs min reading time Private sessions with our ground instructors 65 hrs revision-progress tests in accordance with OAA training manuals OAA final Certificate HCAA exams

Duration/Cost of e-DL : according to EASA the minimum distance learning duration is 3 months / 2500 € ... [-]

Greece Thessaloniki
September 2020
English (US)
Online & Campus Combined
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Olympus Aviation Academy

Olympus Aviation Academy has developed a thoroughly integrated pilot training program to bring the students up to the proficiency so that they operate as co-pilots on sin ... [+]


Olympus Aviation Academy has developed a thoroughly integrated pilot training program to bring the students up to the proficiency so that they operate as co-pilots on single and/or multi-engine airliners in commercial air transport and continue their career in aviation.

The integrated training course is a full-time course from zero hour experience through to obtaining a frozen EASA ATPL (fATPL) including English Language Proficiency (ICAO) and MCC certificate.

When you choose to enroll for an integrated course you’ve decided to become a professional pilot attending a full-time course, including day-to-day ground and flight training.... [-]

Greece Thessaloniki
Open Enrollment
English (US)
12 - 14 months
Online & Campus Combined
Read more in English
Olympus Aviation Academy
14 km Thessalonikis – Michaniona GR-570 01 Thessaloniki Greece
57001 Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
+30 231 047 5111